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Part 2 of the “Should I Upgrade?” Series

, we talked about the merits of premium siding and the factors that play into such an important exterior element of the home. This month, we want to look at the focal point of the home: the front door.

While most homes have at least three important entry doors (front, garage-side entry, and back), the front entry door is the main one in terms of curb appeal, energy efficiency and security. Everyone who passes by sees it and guests get an up-close-and-personal look after they ring the doorbell. A premium front door makes the most of your home’s curb appeal, is durable enough to keep conditioned air indoors, and provides the strength necessary to keep intruders out.

If your front door is old, damaged or insecure, you may want to consider paying a little more for a lot more beauty and protection. At Roofing & More, we install ProVia® fiberglass composite entry doors in Arlington, VA – the most energy-efficient doors on the market thanks to insulating foam cores and dual perimeter seals. These highly scratch-resistant doors require little maintenance and come in a variety of colors and authentic-looking woodgrain finishes. These include shades of oak, cherry, mahogany and more. ProVia doors also come standard with ball-bearing hinges, which never squeak or break down.

Another security-enhancing factor is the wide range of available handles and locking mechanisms. Whether you choose a traditional deadbolt or a cutting-edge handle with a push button code (even one that can be controlled via smartphone), you will feel sure that your loved ones can get into your home when they need to and stay safe once they are inside.

The most important thing to remember when installing a new front door is this: a solid framework and skilled installation are paramount. You may have a state-of-the-art, fully insulated, indestructible door, but if there are gaps in the frame surrounding it or other irregularities, its potential benefits don’t mean much. Roofing & More’s skilled door installation professionals can help you make the most of your investment. Call [company_number] today to talk about your options for entry doors in Arlington and surrounding areas. We’d be happy to provide you with a free estimate.